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Should I remove Realtek WiFi Protected Setup Library?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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Global Rank #8,542
United States Rank #7,056
Reach 0.0459%


Package:1.00.0026 82.63%
1.00.0026 17.37%

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Realtek WiFi Protected Setup Library

What is Realtek WiFi Protected Setup Library?  (from Realtek Semiconductor)

Wi-Fi Protected Setup; an optional certification program designed to ease set up of security-enabled Wi-Fi networks in the home and small office environment. Although home Wi-Fi networks have become more and more popular, users still have trouble with the initial set up of network. This obstacle forces users to use the...  Read more


Realtek WiFi Protected Setup Library is a program developed by Realtek Semiconductor. The most used version is package:1.00.0026, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is install.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 1.17 MB (1,225,938 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows Vista (SP1). While about 54% of users of Realtek WiFi Protected Setup Library come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\REALTEK\Realtek WiFi Protected Setup Library
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{02CA24DD-C8B0-4280-BE53-7862869C2EB1}\Install.exe -uninst -l0x9
Estimated size: 1.17 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Realtek WiFi Protected Setup Library

Program executable:install.exe
Name:Install Application
Install MFC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\REALTEK\Realtek WiFi Protected Setup Library\install.exe
  • rtkbind.exe - RtkBind Application

How do I remove Realtek WiFi Protected Setup Library?

You can uninstall Realtek WiFi Protected Setup Library from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Realtek WiFi Protected Setup Library, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Realtek WiFi Protected Setup Library.

Win Vista (SP2) 74%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 86.39%
Windows 7 11.73%
Windows 10 1.77%
Windows XP 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 67.81%
Windows Vista Home Basic 17.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.33%
Windows 10 Home 1.33%
Windows Vista Business 1.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.44%
  United Kingdom 9.57%
  Germany 5.38%
  Canada 4.62%
  France 4.10%
  Australia 2.31%
  Netherlands 1.97%
  Japan 1.45%
  Spain 1.45%
  Poland 1.45%
  Sweden 1.20%
  Portugal 1.20%
  Ireland 0.68%
  Norway 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.11%
Dell 0.44%
Acer 0.22%
ASUS 0.11%
Hewlett-Packard 0.11%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 15.72%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 12.30%
TOSHIBA Satellite L350 10.71%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505D 8.66%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 7.06%
TOSHIBA Satellite L355 6.26%

About Realtek Semiconductor

Realtek manufactures a wide variety of products that can be broadly categorized into two subdivisions: Communications Network ICs, and Computer Peripheral and Multimedia ICs.
Publisher URL: www.realtek.com


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